Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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CHASING A FLAWED SUN

By Daniel McGhee
Rating:
4.5 / 5

CHASING A FLAWED SUN is a look at the tragic and seedy life of a young heroin addict and dealer.

AMSTERDAM EXPOSED

By David Wienir
Rating:
5 / 5

An American law student abroad develops an unlikely friendship with a Red Light District worker in the heartfelt memoir AMSTERDAM EXPOSED.

BOWING TO ELEPHANTS

By Mag Dimond
Rating:
3.5 / 5

Part travel memoir, part coming-of-age story, BOWING TO ELEPHANTS is an echanting tale of faraway places and people.

STEALING HOME: A Father, A Son, and the Road to the Perfect Game

By Ron Seybold
Rating:
4.7 / 5

STEALING HOME: A Father, A Son, and the Road to the Perfect Game explores family and baseball, where each new inning offers the chance to...

FRECKLED: A Memoir of Growing Up Wild in Hawaii

By T.W. Neal
Rating:
5 / 5

Navigating life and death choices were typical when author Toby Neal was a child in FRECKLED: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP WILD IN HAWAII.

RESURRECTION LILY

By Amy Byer Shainman
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Through a blend of memoir and medical instruction RESURRECTION LILY tells of one woman’s struggle as a high-risk candidate for breast cancer and her triumph...

A HERO’S HEART

By Tiffany Fenton
Rating:
4 / 5

A HERO’S HEART is the author's story of a life of abandonment, physical and sexual abuse, serious illness and loss.

FROM BROOKLYN TO KINGSPORT

By David Garrahan
Rating:
3 / 5

FROM BROOKLYN TO KINGSPORT recounts the author’s harrowing childhood, as well as his later success as an educator.

ADVISING CHIANG’S ARMY: An American Soldier’s World War II Experience in China

By Stephen L. Wilson
Rating:
4 / 5

ADVISING CHIANG’S ARMY: An American Soldier's World War II Experience in China by Stephen L. Wilson is an extensive war read, rooted both in historical...

SIR, I’M NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL!

By Mary Lynn Archibald
Rating:
3.8 / 5

Author Mary Lynn Archibald creates a memoir of her time as a dancer in San Francisco.     

HUNDRED PERCENT CHANCE

By Robert K. Brown
Rating:
3 / 5

HUNDRED PERCENT CHANCE follows a young Robert K. Brown as he deals with and fights for his life after being diagnosed with cancer.

RISK A VERSE: A Year in Daily Sonnets

By Libby Weber
Rating:
4 / 5

The author challenges herself to write a sonnet every day for a year, and succeeds.

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